Basic materials stocks declined 0.6% on Wall Street today.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.4%, the Nasdaq was steady and the S&P 500 declined 0.4%.
Some of the biggest gainers among basic materials stocks include:
- Southern Peru Copper Corp (SCCO): SCCO stock is up 1.9% today.
- Globe Specialty Metals Inc (GSM): GSM stock is up 1.4% today.
- Gold Fields Ltd (GFI): GFI stock is up 1.4% today.
- Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP): BHP stock is up 1.4% today.
- Cameco Corp (CCJ): CCJ stock is up 1.4% today.
- Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (AU): AU stock is up 1.3% today.
- Agrium Inc (AGU): AGU stock is up 1.3% today.
- Commercial Metals Company (CMC): CMC stock is up 1.2% today.
- Trex Company (TREX): TREX stock is up 1.2% today.
- Sasol Ltd (SSL): SSL stock is up 1.1% today.
Some of the biggest losers among basic materials stocks include:
- National Steel Corp (SID): SID stock is down 3.0% today.
- Domtar Corp (UFS): UFS stock is down 2.1% today.
- Balchem Corp (BCPC): BCPC stock is down 1.7% today.
- Cf Industries Holdings (CF): CF stock is down 1.6% today.
- Rexnord Corp (RXN): RXN stock is down 1.6% today.
- Greif Bros. Corp (GEF): GEF stock is down 1.5%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Clearwater Paper Corp (CLW): CLW stock is down 1.4%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Albany International Corp (AIN): AIN stock is down 1.4% today.
- Aptargroup (ATR): ATR stock is down 1.4% today.
- Air Products and Chemicals (APD): APD stock is down 1.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
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Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.